Third Man Records has announced Vault Package #51: Carole King – Home Again, recorded live on The Great Lawn of New York City’s Central Park on May 26, 1973. Produced by Lou Adler and released in conjunction with Ode Records and Sony Music, Carole King Home Again is a previously unreleased concert recording.
The package includes two LPs on brick-colored vinyl, with one side dedicated to a graphic etching of the Fantasy tour logo. The gatefold jacket and printed inner sleeves feature photos from the performance, and the professionally-filmed performance is presented in its entirety on DVD. Exclusive to this set is a 7-inch single containing Lucy Dacus‘ covers of “Home Again” and “It’s Too Late,” both of which were specifically recorded for this package. Sign up is open now through January 31st at midnight CT to receive the archival set.
New York has given me such an awful lot – stimulus, ideas, feelings to write – the concert is just a small way of giving something back.Carole King
The original concert took place on Saturday May 26th, 1973 before 100,000 plus fans on the Great Lawn of Central Park in New York City, a mere 14 miles from the house in Brooklyn where Carole King grew up. The historic event highlighted the power of her watershed album Tapestry (already being touted as one of the highest selling albums in history two years after its release), and her soon-to-be released song-cycle album Fantasy. She was later joined by her 11 piece band, all wearing customized St. Louis Blues hockey jerseys.